EBS experts: Is the majority of the Hessian state government under threat?
Last week, the AfD faction in the Hessian state parliament went public with the information that the Hessian state parliament was wrongly composed due to an error by the election director in the allocation of seats. The claim has explosive force since the current Hessian state government of CDU and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen has a very narrow majority of only one seat in parliament. If the AfD were right, the state government would lose this narrow majority and a new government would most likely have to be formed. Prof. Will of EBS Law School sees the question in a differentiated light and points out that the relevant provision in the Hessian Landtag election law is not formulated very clearly. As a result, the interpretation applied by the state election commissioner was admissible and justifiable. Now the Hessian Electoral Examination Court must decide on the difficult legal question.
The TV report can be viewed here.
Professor Will has been teaching constitutional law, administrative law, and European law at EBS Law School since 2010. His research and teaching activities currently focus on the law of digitization, the law of new technologies, electoral law and air quality law (diesel driving bans, etc.).